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Emma Watson & Geena Davis Talk Gender Equality in 'Interview'

Emma Watson & Geena Davis Talk Gender Equality in 'Interview'

Emma Watson and fellow actress Geena Davis are speaking up about gender politics in media in a feature for Interview magazine, available online now.

Here’s what the ladies had to share with the mag in the interview conducted by Emma.

Emma on realizing the gender disparity in media: “I didn’t realize that I wasn’t moving in a gender-equal worldβ€”I had a sense of it, but I didn’t start to really see evidence of it, I think, until I hit puberty. Media even before that age is already creating all these biases.”

Geena on bringing the issue up in the industry: “I knew a lot of people, so I’d say, ‘Have you ever noticed how few female characters there are in kids movies?’ when I met a director, a producer, whatever… Then they would name a movie with one female character as the proof that things had changed.”

Geena on launching the Bentonville Film Festival: “It’s to champion women and diversity in all media, so TV, movies, eventually, digital, whatever you get into… It’s the only film festival in the world where the prizes are guaranteed distribution… So if you win one of the categories, your film is going to be in theaters, on TV, digital, and on DVD.”

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  • Gabrielle

    Emma!!!! I LOVE both of these women. Anyone (male or female…celebrity or not) who speaks out on gender inequality and women’s rights gets my utmost respect. Always.

  • Melissa

    my husband controls our finances and he does a good job, these women need to stop fooling other women into wanting equality, we have enough, our men take care of us and we have freedom to choose what we want for our homes. stop complaining and submit to your men otherwise #foreversinglemothers

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    Women do just as well holding the purse strings and their financial reasoning is pretty gol’dΓ€rn’ good.

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